Thursday Top Headlines
Trump's judicial record, Franken's replacement, record revenue and still debt, and more.
Trump poised to set record for appeals court judges (Roll Call)
Trump pulls two judicial picks after Grassley warns they would have been defeated (The Washington Times)
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will appoint current Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to fill Senator Al Franken’s seat (National Review)
So maybe spending is the problem… Feds collect record taxes through November; still run $201.8B deficit (CNS News)
Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, easing off stimulus efforts amid improving economy (The Washington Post)
Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion (CNBC)
Tavis Smiley’s show suspended by PBS after sexual misconduct accusations involving staffers emerge (Fox News)
Second woman accuses Rep. Kihuen of sexual misconduct (The Hill)
Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson dies of “probable suicide” after sexual molestation accusation (WDRB)
Unfunded liabilities of state public pensions top $6 trillion in 2017 (The Washington Free Beacon)
Belly laugh of the week: Vladimir Putin will run as an independent for fourth term as Russia’s president (Washington Examiner)
Policy: GOP tax bills aim to derail the green-power gravy train (Manhattan Institute)
Policy: Occupational licensing reduces interstate mobility (E21)
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